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IndieWebCamp West Coast is an online IndieWebCamp -; the first 100% online IndieWebCamp based on Pacific Time Zone hours.

This event is now scheduled for June 27-28 2020, as the in-person 10th Annual IndieWeb Summit was scheduled for that week.

RSVP Here: https://events.indieweb.org/2020/06/indiewebcamp-west-2020-ZB8zoAAu6sdN

Two days meeting up online to share ideas, create & improve personal websites, and build upon each other's creations. Whether you’re a blogger, coder, designer, or just someone who wants to improve their presence on the web, there is something for you here. All skill and experience levels welcome.

Own your data.

We should all own the content we're creating, rather than just posting to third-party content silos.

Publish on your own domain, and syndicate to social media.

Be a part of advancing & growing the open independent web with the latest in decentralized web technologies.


IndieWebCamp has a strong tradition of remote participation, typically using chat, Zoom and Etherpad during as well as after the event. More details and links for remote participation will be posted here on the days of the event. Also feel free to join us on chat to get realtime updates and conversation before, during, and after the camp. (Direct web chat link here.)

Session Proposals

Main article: 2020/West/Proposals

Much like in-person IndieWebCamps, we are following a Bar Camp style format. To facilitate the process and because the camp is entirely online, we're already beginning to accept session ideas and proposals ahead of camp. Camps are interesting because of what participants bring to them, so all attendees are encouraged (but not required) to present or facilitate a session or otherwise contribute to the event. This doesn't mean you need to be an expert on the topic you're interested in--far from it! Sessions on concepts that have never been done before are frequently proposed and this is how we break new ground.

Time for session brainstorming and scheduling will be set aside on the day of the event so that people can think about what they'd like to share, learn, and discuss for the balance of the day. However, if you have time before camp feel free to sketch out your ideas in the Etherpad for session proposals.

Etherpad for Session Proposals

Organizers And Volunteers

We are still looking for organizers to help brainstorm new ideas for executing this event. Have questions about organizing? Ask in the IndieWeb Meta chat.

Secondary organizers:


As always, we can use volunteers in a variety of places either before camp or on the days of. Do you have special talents you'd like to share with the community? List yourself below or ask for advice in the IndieWeb Meta chat. See something that needs doing, feel free to pitch in as you have time?

  • Co-hosts for Zoom rooms to help on the tech side and oversee
  • Code of Conduct point of contact(s)
  • Note taking during camp and sessions
  • Wiki gardening
  • Welcoming newcomers
  • Sponsor wrangling
  • Ideas that may need help/work: Planning Notes and Brainstorming
  • Others?


  • Consider coordinating with SofaConf!
    • June 22-26
    • "a five-day online design conference from Clearleft"
  • Chris Aldrich is planning for a pre-camp walk through of Zoom, chat, and Etherpad functionality for people who've never set these up or used them previously. (Please email me or ping me in chat to let me know if you're interested in such a pre-session along with convenient day/time.)

Remote Participation

  • Zoom We will use Zoom as the video platform for sessions, intros, and demos.
  • wiki All session grids and schedules will be listed
  • Etherpad - All sessions will have an etherpad for live note taking and brainstorming on the day of the event
  • IndieWeb chat - there are a variety of methods/ways to access the various chat channels on the wiki.
  • Audio/Video - recordings of all sessions will be placed on archive.org for individuals who did not participate to watch after-the-fact.

📺 Livestream:

  • Check back for links to the livestream(s) on the days of Camp

💬 Join the chat: discuss


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Posts about IndieWebCamp 2020 West:



2020 OnlineAustin LondonWest June 27-28Pop-upsMore being planned for 2020!
2019 AustinOnlineNew HavenBerlinDüsseldorfUtrecht9th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)AmsterdamOxfordNYCBrightonBerlin2SF
2018 BaltimoreDüsseldorf8th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)SFOxfordNYCNürnbergBerlin
2017 BellinghamDüsseldorfNürnberg7th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)IstanbulNYCBerlinAustin
2016 NYCMITNürnbergDüsseldorf6th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)NYC2BrightonLA (Santa Monica)BerlinMIT2
2015 Cambridge MAGermany (Düsseldorf)Portland&Brighton (5th Summit) • EdinburghMITSF
2014 SFNYCPortland/NYC/Berlin (4th Summit)UK (Brighton)Cambridge MAOnline
2013 Portland (3rd Summit)UK (Brighton)Hollywood
2012 Portland (2nd Summit)UK (Brighton)
2011 Portland (Summit)

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